The International Foundation Year - Arts Route is a one year foundation year (level 0) programme taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3.The programme provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for the students' intended undergraduate degree programmes.Those who successfully complete the International Foundation Year by achieving specific grades are admitted to level 1 of one of a wide range of arts-related undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University. For a list of these degree programmes please see the International Foundation Year website.
The course is a 9-month, 3-term programme. It runs from September to mid-June of the next year. You will study academic study skills as well as subject specific content. Subject specific modules are taught by Leeds University academic staff and tailored to your chosen degree, so you can be sure that you are fully prepared to start your degree programme.
Read about the degree programmes you can progress to.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Academic Study Skills 50 credits
- Art and Cultural History 40 credits
- Modernity and Post-Modernity 20 credits
- The Renaissance 20 credits
- Researching and Studying the Social Sciences 40 credits
- Social Inequalities in Contemporary Society 40 credits
- Introduction to Web Technologies 10 credits
For more information on typical modules, read International Foundation Year - Arts Route in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
You will be taught by University of Leeds academics typically within the departments which specialise in the module you are studying. You will study through lectures, seminars, group work and examples classes. This is all alongside a comprehensive Academic Skills module which will enable you to develop appropiate arts-related academic study skills so that you can succeed in your future degree. You will also be assigned a tutor who you will meet with regularly. You will have access to the range of extensive libraries we have on campus.